Reserved Accommodation Programme for Master's students (February 2024)

Utrecht University offers a Reserved Accommodation Programme for new international UU students who meet the requirements. Through this programme new international students can apply for a limited number of furnished rooms and studios. Offers are on first come first serve basis. Finding housing this way is not guaranteed.

Conditions (Master's students)

  • Offers are limited

    Placing a reservation is not guaranteed. Because the run for housing is high, also anticipate that you might not be able to book and explore other ways to find housing before booking opens.

  • Rental periods are fixed

    The agreements have fixed start and end dates. It is not possible to rent longer or shorter or cancel the agreement prematurely. 


  • 12 months only

    Master's degree students who start their studies in February can apply for 12 months only.

Conditions for Master's degree students
  • You plan to enrol in the first year of an English-taughtUU Master's degree programme per February 2024, and;

  • You are new to the Netherlands, you have not completed your prior education in the Netherlands, and you currently live abroad;

  • You are looking to rent for a fixed rental period of 12 months. If you are searching for housing for a shorter rental period, it is not possible to apply.

When and how to apply

You require an approved registration prior to the start of booking. Booking is on first come, first served basis and not guaranteed.

  • Registration:

    Tuesday 24 October 2023 9.00 am Central European Summer Time

  • Booking opens:

    Tuesday 7 November 2023 9.00 am Central European Time

Housing provider: SSH Short Stay

For Master's students planning to enrol per February 2024, the UU Reserved Accommodation Programme offers furnished rooms and studios via housing provider SSH Short Stay. Because the housing is not owned by Utrecht University, contracts are between the tenant and the housing provider.

SSH Short Stay: Costs and rent

Monthly rent including service costs & furnishing
  • Private room with shared facilities 597 to 665 euros

  • Private studio with private facilities 738 to 786 euros

Registration costs:


Reservation fee:

90 euros

Down payment:
  • Private room: 3 months rent 

  • Studio: 1 month rent

Bedding package (optional):

57,50 euros

Cleaning fee (one off):


Housing UU - Johanna building